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Our Horses - Equestrian, Inc.

Jule’s Jewel

Breed: Thoroughbred
Foaled: February 23, 1999
Color: Bay
Height: 15.3 hands

JJ came to Equestrian Inc in 2011 from TROT. JJ had a long racing career totaling 101 races with $119,533 in earnings. This FL bred warhorse has the sweetest disposition anyone could ever ask for. He is very nurturing out in the pasture and has become best friends with our other senior resident, Rowdy. In JJ’s recent years, his feet have been his biggest battle. The wet Florida summers have done no favors for his feet thus requiring him to be in front shoes part of the year. JJ always has the best attitude and is very patient for volunteers that are new to working with horses.

Rowdy Runner

Breed: Thoroughbred
Foaled: January 23, 1988
Color: Dark bay
Height: 15.3 hands

Rowdy had 13 starts but never came into the money. After his racing career ended he worked as a pony horse for over 20 years and we received him from Tampa Bay Downs. A pony horse is the one who leads the racehorse to the gate, typically they are ex-racehorses. Rowdy has some special dietary needs with his old age that consist of a high fat senior feed and fine chopped alfalfa so he can chew it without any issues. He still enjoys running in the pastures in his retirement (he’s not convinced of his age)! Rowdy is a polite pasture mate and teaches the younger ones the proper pasture etiquette. 

Fort Astoria

Breed: Thoroughbred
Foaled: February 19, 1998
Color: Bay
Height: 16 hands

Astoria came to Equestrian Inc in 2005. He was found starved in a very small dirt pen. Our founder, Glenda Smith rescued him and nourished him back to health and used him in our lesson program with kids. Finding out much later, we learned that he is the great grandson to the magnificent Secretariat. He spends his days swimming and playing with his best friend Lucky, our Appaloosa.

Victoria

Breed: Arabian
Foaled: May 1, 2000
Color: Gray
Height: 15.1 hands
 

Victoria has been with us since 2001. She is a very independent, beautiful mare that loves her time with the geldings. She is a sanctuary horse and will remain with Equestrian Inc indefinitely.

Tally Man

Breed: Thoroughbred
Foaled: March 11, 2008
Color: Bay
Height: 16.3 hands

Tally came to Equestrian Inc in 2011 from TROT. He sustained a bowed tendon while in training and never made it to the races. It wasn’t career ending, so he is our spokes-horse and goes to shows to expand our name. He is a giant teddy-bear who loves attention. He also has typical thoroughbred feet and wears shoes to keep in proper condition. He is a sanctuary horse at Equestrian Inc. indefinitely.

Lucky

Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Gelding
Foaled: February 1995
Color: Chestnut 
Height: 15.3 hands

Lucky is our snowflake Appaloosa sweet heart. He’s been with us since 2008 after being rescued by a private citizen from a neglectful situation. Lucky was one of the kind spirited horses who gave children lots of enjoyment riding him. Now in his senior years he and Astoria spend a lot of time together swimming and getting into all sorts of mischief. We’re happy to see he still has spunk. He’s an easy going boy in his retirement.